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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
782 forum posts
19 helpful votes
The first comment I want to make is many reviewers complained about the massive size of the Escape. I have taken over 20 cruises, most being between 1,900 to 2,800 passengers plus crew. The Escape has 4,248 passengers and 1,738 crew. The ... Read more
RCDR
Member Since 2006
1 review
112 forum posts
11 helpful votes
NCL has a charge now for room service, $8.00 per order! Speciality dinning has invaded the main dining rooms, there are charges for the steaks and lobster. Only two speciality restaurants has a fix price now, all others is a la cart! ... Read more
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one_beachlvr
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Being pretty avid cruisers, we chose our cruise for the ship rather than the ports. We travel on all the "mid-scale" cruise lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian) and I have personally been on most of the "next step ... Read more
ebroslaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Let me start by saying I have been on approximately 15 cruises 8 of which have been aboard NCL. I mention this as prior to taking our trip on the Escape I and my fiance read many reviews. I noticed that in many cases it was either rated ... Read more
SmithAlien
Member Since 2016
1 review
57 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I organized a group for a craniofacial theme cruise (craniofacial birth defects), called Fabulous Faces at Sea: The 2016 Craniofacial Cruise. I ended up hosting a 17-member group. My travel agent (who also has a granddaughter with the same ... Read more

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wowed777
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family has been on many cruises including Disney, Princess, Carnival, NCL, and our favorite RCL. My kids are 17 and 19. We were looking for a lower cost cruise chose the NCL Gem. We booked it 3 weeks before the sail date and decided ... Read more
eajusa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was overcrowded and loud. I was disappointed with the dinners in the Manhattan Room, Savory, and Taste. These complimentary restaurants actually had better food for lunch. O'Sheehan's was the best complimentary restaurant. The ... Read more
Tropiccafe
Member Since 2016
1 review
This New ship is ok for first timers.  I have not talked to many people who are repeat cruisers on this ship.  Way too crowded.  Get used to walking lots and use the stairs.  Elevator lines are disgraceful ...... too ... Read more
kimkimco
Member Since 2016
1 review
48 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
i went on the cruise with my 11 year old daughter.. we had a lot of fun here are the pros and the cons and tips 1. beautiful ship, the decks and rooms are nice. the man who made up our room daily, Alvin, was so sweet. 2. for the ... Read more
tsmilliner
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
We just returned from a 6 night cruise on the Norwegian Escape. This was our first cruise with NCL, and overall was a pretty good experience that had the potential to be a great one if we had been more familiar with their practices. ... Read more

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Gio1
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Spa area is great but extra cost. Adult pool area is too small for the size of the ship. We have been in the getaway but since escape was a newer and bigger ship we were expecting a bigger pool area. Customer service was not as great ... Read more
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Mochahooe
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we could only travel on certain dates and the ship was ranked very high in terms of good cruises for kids. Our family consists of 2 adults in mid four ties and two girls 11 and 15. Day 1. we went to see ... Read more
LarissaRose
Member Since 2010
1 review
130 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
Don't get me wrong, I ended up having a blast on this cruise but it was mostly because I made my own fun! Traveled with my husband (both in our late 20s), Sister in law (early 30s), and mother and father in law. My husband and I had ... Read more
Sunandbeach
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
This review has two parts. The second part will explain why I gave this cruise an overall terrible rating. To begin, if you have read other reviews, you will see that our cruise experience was very similar to many others that have posted ... Read more
lesleymaureen64
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Cruise very good apart from all the extras: wheelchair hire films bottled water room service fitness clases Also entertainment around the pool sounded like karoke (singers were not great) and was more like a booze cruise, ... Read more

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Littlemonty
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Wonderful time with my husband and adult children. We loved the specialty dining and had a wonderful time at the art auctions. The ship and its crew was extremely friendly and the drink package is so worth it. Norwegian definitely is not ... Read more
LIFE AT THE BEACH
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
We just disembarked from Norwegian's Escape Sunday, July 31st. I am going to try help out a little with expectations. This is a brand new ship. The ship is beautifully designed, easy to navigate once you board. Embarkation is easy. ... Read more
luv2cruise39
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The ship itself is pretty. Food in the specialty restaurants was very good, and though we tried every single one, I still prefer the steakhouse on Carnival. Also not enough showers at the upper decks if you are not close to a pool. ... Read more
CrusingwithClaire
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We had a great vacation on the Norwegian Escape! We got to Miami a day early to insure we would not miss our cruise. We stayed at the Hilton Miami Airport for one night. We went to see the Marlins Game and explored the Everglades before ... Read more
Spunky175
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I'm not a cruiser. I'm a travel, food, and entertainment snob. So when my sisters and mom forced me to do this cruise, I was reluctant. I was also pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed myself. And I attribute that to: some of ... Read more

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Keywestboy215
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
We sailed Norwegian Last year and enjoyed it tremendously! This year was even better! We became members of the Vibe Beach Bar and it made the cruise for us. We wanted a quiet, gentle cruise and the Vibe Beach Bar with Jeffrey, Ricky, ... Read more
larel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
40 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the NCL reputation and the ports and scheduling. We had been on the Sky last year and while we did not have a great experience were encouraged to try a larger and newer ship. In many ways we were quite ... Read more
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emoshinski
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Vacation Cruise was for a group of 6 couples, celebrating multiple birthdays. Cruise was far from all inclusive as our bill at the end of the week was almost $700 and this was with the beverage package thrown into the original package ... Read more
dsa181920
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My family and I had an awesome trip on the Escape during the week of July 16-23. I was traveling with my husband (51), daughter (12), son (11), mother (81), sister (52) and brother-in law (54). We were able to find something for everyone ... Read more
dbutt
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
My family sailed on the NCL Jewel earlier this year and we very much enjoyed it so my wife and I were looking forward to this new beautiful ship and the dates fit into our schedule. We have sailed on twelve ships from five different ... Read more
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